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Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, and is michelle rhee far behind? the school chancellor's comments on whether she is the one who is under re-election. why your salary could be on the chopping block. the cut that you don't know about and that your boss has no say over. and the discovery hostages and their escape plan. only on 7, a first look at what they are telling oprah winfrey. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> sobering words from the woman at the center of d.c.'s race for mayor, michelle rhee talking about her future 24 hours after mayor adrian fenty loses to challenger vincent gray. we had every development in the race. jay korff has why michelle rhee says she is partly to blame for fenty's loss. >> vincent gray and michelle rhee said it will sit down and talk about her future. tonight, we caught up with michelle rhee at an event that applauded her work, in part, and she admitted she was a factor in the mayor losing. chancellor michelle rhee's appearance for the d.c. premiere of "waiting for superman" could not have been more ironic, showcasing the work of those within the system. >>
Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. his school chancellor michelle rey lost a bid for a second term. >> the winner of the democratic primary was vincent gray. he supported the education as well. in michelle rhee, you have the national backing of reform. she did something unforgettable -- unforgivable. separate her from education reform and she was very affective and was a media-savvy. educational reform in the district of columbia does not end with michelle rhee. >> educational reform would not have happened in d.c. accept or michelle rey. she is an historical figure. she is a true hero of the movement. >> the fact that she will go, we will say. in a couple of years, the teachers union will ride again and will not be able to get rid of the bad teachers. we will go back to status quo. >> the most important thing that happens with the education reform is taking the school board that had been the problem with education and the district of columbia because they play a political football. the person who pushes that will lead the district of columbia3 >> the timing of that the feed is important on a national scale. those
Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
spread the disturbing sexual evidence found. michelle rhee goes on the oprah. the stars are back. the big-name star who told the show, thanks, but no thanks. >> this is abc 7 news at 11. >> we begin tonight with an alert for parents. >> a man faces some serious legal troubles to night after he is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. we're told that he interacted with students at area schools. >> could it have been -- >> we would have never known. >> nabors set a month ago, she saw firefighters entering his place after the apartment next door, fire. >> they went to check the next house. they saw there was nothing wrong with it. they found all that stuff. >> the fairfax county fire marshal's office did notified them that the child pornography was found in his home. at queens says that he worked for the metropolitan airport authority. he also judges wrestling matches four middle schools and high schools across northern virginia. the wrestling association confirms that heat judged matches for the past eight years and it performed skin checks on the students before they g
Sep 29, 2010 2:00pm PDT
be in the nation's capital. e. appointed michele rea she started firing unqualified teachers and bad teachers left and right. she becomes the enemy number one fear in her life is threatened. she is traveling with security. she is the head of the school district and people are threatening her life because of the changes she is making in the city. fenty loss to the other day. everyone thinks that michelle rea is on her way out. >> the very people you thought would have embraced reform were very upset. let me tell you a little bit of what -- i cannot say exactly these things. let me tell you a little bit of what i have seen. our families have gotten so used to having everything taken from them. they try to integrate the schools. they have not seen that happen in lots of places. here comes someone saying i will fire teachers and close a school. people are aware that this is not a d.c. issue. it is a national problem. the whole country is facing it. if those same parents would have seen this movie and if they understood that this was a national problem, michele ree would not be the enemy. the would rea
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
or a complete overhaul. good morning to you, michelle. >> reporter: good morning to you, veronica. certainly this series is aimeded at o a two-day summit. it is the start of a national conversation that many say is long overdue. at a town hall kicking off education nation -- >> and good afternoon and welcome to our teacher town hall. >> reporter: teachers from around the country inspired ways toeach around the classroom. >> all students can learn as long as teachers are passionate and held accountable. >> reporter: many voiced frustration and searched for ways to improve the education system. >> there shouldn't be a lottery for good education. >> reporter: from the controversy surrounding charter schools to teachers feeled blamed for the problems. >> we're being made the scapegoats for much, much larger ills of society. > reporter: onthing teachers, educators, and many agree on is that children deserve better in school. a recent poll shows 77% of americans give public schools a grade of c or lower. % believe major changes or overhaul is needed. they need to deal with struggles of families. >
Sep 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
's not constructe. michelle rhee, there's a political storm in washington about education and the mayor losing the primary. i want to get to that in a minute. i want to ask you, what's working since you've been chancellor? what's the good news? >> well, the good news is what we've shownver the last 3 1/2 years in washington, d.c. is that if you prioritize education, if you make it the number one issue in the city, you have the political leadership and the courage to make tough decisions that you can see tremdous progress in a short period of time over the last three years we've gone from being, you know, worst amongs all urban jurisdictions in the country to actually leading the nation in games in our progress of students on the examination in reading and math. so, i think it basically shows if you have -- if you have a -- if you have a singular focus and you really are prioritizing, making those tough decisions that progress c result. >> and, what are you finding in detroit about at's working right now? >> well, a lot of things are working in detroit. i think i would like to go back to secret
Sep 26, 2010 2:00pm EDT
, michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. nbc-universal television >>> but first, to politics and the fight for congress. will the house, in this divided campaign season, fall to the gop? if so, what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to america, campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the highlights -- extend the bush tax cuts, cut spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate that question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, conference, rather -- representative mike pence of indiana. he's here in new york. and the man responsible for electing democrats of the house this fall. the chairman of the democratic campaign committee, chris
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
chan lore michelle rhee stay or go? fox 5's john henrehan went looking for some answers. >> reporter: d.c.'s school chancellor michelle rhee has fired about 500 of the 4,200 educators who work in the d.c. public school system, her sweeping approach to school reform coming about because current mayor adrian fenty gave her broad authority to make change happen. >> she and i will decide how the schools will be run for the next 160 days. she and the democratic nominee will have to decide what their respective roles are for any days after january 2nd next year. >> reporter: many d.c. voters told pollsters although they liked the general increase in test scores, they didn't like rhee's top down style of management. will the presumed incoming mayor keep michelle rhee? >> we're not making any personnel decisions at all until after the general election, but i think it's important she and i begin these conversations now. >> reporter: the president of the washington teachers union expects vincent gray will consult with his group before deciding whether to keep chancellor rhee. >> the vote on the m
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
's mayoral primary, the question on many people's mind is whether or not school chancellor michelle rhee will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienating teachers and parents and critical of her firing 200 d.c. teachers for underperformance. michelle rhee said she didn't think she could work with gray. she called it devastating for d.c. students. as for gray, he hasn't said what to do with michelle rhee except that he will sit down with her at some point and that some point will likely be this wednesday. but whether or not any decisions will come from that meeting remain to be seen. here is what gray had to say during a press conference last wednesday. >> we're not goi
Sep 27, 2010 3:00am PDT
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Sep 17, 2010 3:30pm PDT
to the environment that kara's cupcakes has made also is pretty substantial. now i'd like to introduce you michelle perrault, who is with us today. michelle served on the better of drook or thes for green seal in san francisco and we're very happy to have her here. thank you so so much, michelle. [applause] >> i'm very pleased to be here representing green seal and also say that green seal is so proud to be able to be working with the kempton hotels in greening not only san francisco, but the nation. green seal is the oldest independent third party that deals with ecolabels, and it's celebrating 20 years of its work. green seal has been working to improve the lodging industry across the nation since 1996, and it has at this point over 100 service hotels. the -- certified hotels. the standard for green seal helps to increase the products, the green products, the green services and assist in aiding green jobs within a city. a certified green seal hotel gets rid of the -- approximately 400 tons in average to a regular hotel. that's like taking 73 cars off the road. the strict standards that have been
Sep 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
for super man, michelle reed. secretary of education, arnie duncan. from the bill and melinda gates foundation. >> in the south bronx, my kid who is don't speak english need an extra vocabulary and phonics block. i need extra time to do test prep, but we have a union contract who said the school day is from 8:20 to 3:30. >> live in new york for education nation. the united states wants a world leader in public education and it's now failing our children. of the world's 34 developed economies, american students ranked 24th in math, 17th in science, 10th in literacy. the public knows this all too well. in the "wall street journal" poll, an astounding 77%, more than 3/4 of the question give our schools a c, d, or an f grade. the man with a daunting challenge is here with me now. education secretary arnie duncan. for for participating in the conversations for education nation. as the key leader, you are showing us the way. let's talk about the rankings. finland, south korea singapore have 100% ratings of getting the top third students to choose to be teachers. we have something like 21%
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
schools chancellor michelle rhee. he says don't expect any decision on that until after the general election in november. >>> coming up, we have a full report on what michelle rhee plans to do next. >>> he is responsible for an anti-auto theft device that millions of people own. tragic news about the inventor of the club. >>> a mystery involving gas stations in the area. who is stealing thousands of gallons of diesel fuel from underground tanks and how are they doing it? we're checking headlines next. get any phone free only at verizon when you buy the hot new samsung fascinate with its super amoled screen. get a free samsung intensity a free blackberry bold or any other phone in our lineup. don't miss out. offer ends soon. buy a samsung fascinate and any other phone is free. only at verizon. >>> making headlines being the inventor of the popular anti- auto theft item the club died in an auto crash. he invented the club in 1986 after someone stole his cadillac. his company has sold more than 10 mull onof those devices. he was 81 years sewed. >>> gas s
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Sep 25, 2010 2:00pm EDT
's movie director takes on the teacher unions. will d.c. chancellor michelle reed be their latest victim? welcome to the journal, editorial report, i'm paul gigot. house republicans unveiled their so-called pledge to america this week, calling it a governing agenda. they plan to pursue if they reagenda control of congress in november. the pledge includes proposals to permanently extend all the bush era tax cuts, including those for high earners, and give small business owners a 20% tax deduction on their income. canceled all unspent stimulus funds and roll back spending to pre-stimulus and pre-bailout levels and repeal obama care. replace it with proposals that include limits on malpractice lawsuits among other things. the pledge is widely seen as an effort to do what the republicans did when they won the house in 1994, with a contract with america. so, will it work? joining the panel this week, wall street columnist dan henninger, john fund and washington columnist kim strassel. some conservatives are out there saying this is weak, they wanted more, are they right? >> well, paul, i'd sa
Sep 17, 2010 8:30pm EDT
was controversial but it was a highly publicized battle that involved schools chancellor michelle rhee. >> the winner of the democratic primary, vincent gray sat on the city council and supported education reform. michelle rhee is the national face of educational reform. she did something unforgivable. she jumped into a political partisan race. she worked for the defeat of the person who will be the mayor of the district of columbia separate her from educational reform and she was an affected person. i like a lot of things about her, but educational reform in the district of columbia does not and if he elects to leave. >> educational reform would not have happened without michelle rhee. she is an historic figure. it is almost impossible to define the union getting rid of bad teachers and raising pay for good teachers. she is a true hero of the movement. >> the fact that she will go -- we will see. in a couple of years, my guess is that they will not be able to get rid of the teachers' union. they will not be allowed to get rid of the bad teachers and we will go back to the status quo.
Sep 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
chance. michelle fenty's surprise remarks came near the end of the campaign after the mayor has lost much of his african- american support. >> and it's so painful to hear that people think that he's arrogant and everything else. as his wife, i'm here to tell you it is absolutely unequivocally not true. >> an emotional appeal from michelle fenty, standing by her husband and mayor as he goes unnoticed in his campaign to win a second term. >> it's hard. >> you felt that pain also, the rejection from the african- american community? >> absolutely. >> today we live in a city more divided than we've seen in years and his response, well you may not like me, but at least i'm getting results. >> if you do not find it in your hearts to forgive me and give me a second chance, i will have no one to blame but myself. >> reporter: mayor fenty and chairman gray had just wrapped up another debate on wednesday at the museum when i noticed michelle fenty. >> everything that he's ever done is for his community. this is his city. and these are his people. and the hard, charging way that he has behaved is for
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
michelle an here's a preview. -- and here's a preview. >> everything he's ever done is for his community. this is his city. >> that was michelle fenty last week as she was pulled in to her husband's interview following a debate with challenger vincent gray an his response. >> well you may not like me but at least i'm getting results. >> reporter: the 40-year-old's mother of three had been nearly invisible on the campaign stage as mayor fenty was pummeled by critics in the pollster. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> arrogant, stubborn. >> absolutely. it's just very painful. >> the fenty home in ward 4 that many say the democratic primary will be decided. michelle fenty, a lawyer appeared to move front and center in the campaign. >> i'd like to say something. i'd like to say something. when i read this it was heart breaking to think that there were so many people in this city, in his city, the city that he was born and raised in, that feel he is disconnected from the issues. >> for the first time michelle fenty addressed unsubstanti
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of the d.c. council said he would meet this week with michelle rhee to see if they can work together. but it is wadely expected she'll leave. only the timing being uncertain. gray supporters say gray's deliberative style won't substitute f action. >> we ran a campaign in five months. we put it together. we ran it and we won. so if that doesn't show you how quickly we can put something togeth and pull it off, i don't know what will. >> not everyone agrees any elected official makes. it is a more inclusive process. >> i know people are excited. the kids are in early school care. and they think michelle rhee created preschool. he got it done three years early. >> reporter: zbra a democratic nominee and faces on a general election formality november 2 when he'll be free to start putting his own government together. we have much work to do. to bring this city together. i'm going to work hard. i will try to earn the confidence of those who may not have ved for me. >> reporte the d.c. party hold as traditional unity breakfast tomorrow morning. it will be the first chance for gray and fenty
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
will not be there. he's going to appear with the more popular michelle obama next month. emily smith, abc news. >>> turning to sports, redskins fans, what a way to start the week. the skins are one and two. after that lustily rams on sunday, the picture seems a lot worse -- after the loss to the rams. steven jackson ran. we will have much more on this pretty ugly affair in a live report a little later in the allen. i -- the hour. >>> still ahead, a first casino in maryland is opening its doors early. >>> michelle rhee is back in the national spotlight. >>> and this kenmore elite multi-motion washer... how does that work? hit it! see, other machines only go in circles. this kenmore elite has multi-motions for a custom clean. it scrubs to help lift stains, rolls to wash gently, swings, steps, and tumbles. better than just circles, what! sorry. get a free stainless steel upgrade on top brands, and 15% off all appliances. plus save up to an additional $250 instantly with our appliance trade-in program. sears. >>> 5:10 monday morning, welcome back. drought relief is what we have been looking for a
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: careful to hold off on keeping the chancellor michelle rhee, he seemed to make it clear he's not happy with peter nickles as attorney general. >> he's been clear about that. last night in his victory speech, he's seeming to hint to the fact that he may not keep on michelle rhee. did he have anymore to say about that today? he put a phone call in to her and that he was waiting to hear from her. he figured she was busy and she does run a school system. he wants to talk to her. there are people who are suggesting to him that he keep her on for a period, a transitional period, may be a period of about a year and he was mum on what he's going to do, definitely. >> reporter: know a lot of parents are anxious about that one. thank you, karen gray houston. >>> d.c. mayor fenty said he is done with politics for now and will not run as an independent or republican in the november general election. at a late morning news conference, he thanked his supporters and said he will now get behind vincent gray, the man who soundly beat him in the democratic primary. paul wagner picks up the t
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
on everyone's mind is whether or not michelle rhee is staying or going. we could have an answer this week. christine fisher is live at d.c. public headquarters. do we have any idea which way rhee is leaning? >> reporter: she has made comments that would indicate that she probably will not stay in this position, specifically last week, the day after the big win, she called gray's primary victory devastating. you make a comment like that, certainly decreases your chance of keeping the job. but let's be clear, no decision has been made. in records to what is happening this week, michelle rhee has been on vacation. she will be returning this week. when she does, she has set up a meeting with vince gray. he is, of course, the man who defeated michelle rhee's current boss, mayor adrien fenty. in the past she said she did not think she could work with gray. last week she called the outcome of that democratic primary devastating for d.c.'s children. as for gray, he was heavily critical of rhee and her public school reforms and opposed her fairing of more than 200 teachers for under performance. i
Sep 3, 2010 4:00pm PDT
good afternoon. >> we are joining in the danube this conference. this is michelle harrington again, she is with the hercules police department we want to do a live as it happens. >> michele, we our lives now. >> in all the aim of the case. he is still missing, he is a missing link crews are on the scene to hear she has to say. (no audio) (no audio) so the search will resume tomorrow morning. we are using equipment such as the excavator which does require us special offeroperator. we have volunteers were utilizing as well. no, not at this time. there continue to search but nothing has been seen at this time. (inaudible) >> at this point the investigators are planning on being here at least tomorrow so we know we have as schedule now so the actual percentage, i am not sure about it is getting that type of information but we are they're making plans to definitely be here tomorrow and possibly further days out. a could beat more days. >> (inaudible) >> i am sorry i could not hear you. >> (inaudible) >> yes, we were able to have a dog at this point in the search to try inserts and send that
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
this morning, michelle is front and center now. we'll hear from d.c.'s first lady about her now role in her husband's campaign. >> first, you may need at way to get around this holiday weekend. stay tuned. we'll be right back. >> welcome back. it is 4:44 on this friday morning. authorities will be out at day break to see if hurricane earl caused any major damage on north carolina owes outer banks. the storm is brushing the area are -- with winds and heavy rain. metro will be closing five red line station during the labor day weekend. tacoma, wheaton, glenmont, silver string will all close. they will be doing work recommended by the safety board. a report is expected to show that the economy lost 100,000 jobs last month. the unemployment job is expected to increase from 9.5% to 9.9%. >> thanks. this morning east other big story, the hostage standoff in silver springs. we're learning more about what happened outside the discovery communication building as that scene unfolded on wednesday. we are also learning more about the man at the center. john gonzalez has that story. >> we got a man insi
Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
abuse victims. and controversy involving michelle obama. the comments appear in a book by carlo bruney. it claims that when mrs. burnie asked mrs. obama this past march how she liked life in the white house, she allegedly said it was hell and she cannot stand it. tonight, michelle obama and mrs. bruney denied that conversation ever took place. >> coming in, the latest it on the investigation in this collision with an ambulance. >and a local comic is behind a youtube video that is going viral. >> much cooler temperatures moving in as well as rain around the area. >> you are watching is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> tonight, we know more about the moments leading to a deadly crash between an suv and a prince george's county ambulance earlier today. it happened on marlborough heights. this video shows the suv just seconds before impact. it is riding on the wrong side of the road and is going so fast it is only a flash across the screen. all three men in the suv died. everyone in the ambulance survive. nominee came and together. gray beach adrian fenty tuesday. there has been so
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
a good job. >> first michelle rhee is back in the national spotlight. >> welcome back, everybody. 4:45 is your time. a man who judged a middle and high school wrestling match, many of them in northern virginia, has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography. 59-year-old mark barget was arrested after the apartment next door to his caught fire in jaund the pornography was found. an elderly man's body was found last night. authorities say this is a death investigation. there is currently nothing suspicious. transportation leaders will be gathering in d.c. today for another distracted driving summit. this year's event will focus on the effects of text messaging. it comes a day after the government says fewer people are being killed in crashes due to distracted driving. >> michelle rhee is getting more attention with every passing day. yesterday she was on oprah winfrey talking about how hard it is to turn around d.c. public schools. >> this is a warrior woman. [applause] she is a wor major woman. >> michelle rhee made headlines when she fired hundreds of teachers and c
Sep 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of mayor fenty likely means the departure of a big reformer, the powerful, controversial michelle rooe, she's the chancellor of schools in d.c. this comes just as her profile is about to explode even bigger because of a new film called "waiting for superman." that premieres tonight in washington. something about timing. our own tom costello is there for us. tom, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. we're at the museum, waiting for "superman's" premiere. michelle rhee has been the national symbol on education reform and she admits she probably played a part in the mayor losing his job. so the question now, what happens to d.c. schools? for nearly four years, michelle rhee has been on a warpath. along with the mayor, overhauling a school district many regard as a national disgrace. with an on-time graduation rate of 49%, closing 26 schools, laying off 470 teachers, she called underperforming, and demanding accountability from those who remain. there are signs of slow improvement. in three years, math proficiency scores have gone from an abysmal 27% to 43%. reading proficiency from
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the latest on the future of chancellor michelle rhee. >> [applause] for the first time since the primary, mayor adrian fenty and vincent gray are standing together. the question remains, will vincent gray stand by the school chancellor? >> we want to make the right decision for the city. part of that process is being able to sit down with the people in their jobs data. we will do that in the weeks ahead. >> over the past 3.5 years, michelle rhee has put together reform efforts and going -- including firing hundreds of teachers and closing schools. she says controversial decisions may have contributed to adrian fenty losing his job and could cause her current job. >> yes, it pains me this effort has so much promise. >> a number of d.c. council member spoke out on the issue. some are hoping that michelle rhee will stay and others believe reform will go on without her. >> i think it would be a great loss for the city. to jeopardize the momentum that has been built for change them of this is a bad system. it would be a mistake to even talk about our. >> this is a gray says she is not the onl
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
>>> michelle reed is in the spotlight again in a movie premier. she talks about the primary and wh the future might hold. >> one night after d.c. voters umped mayor visetti, michelle ree is taking theblame. she is still considered a sing star among social circles. the question is how long will she be in charge of schools? >> one thing that's clear come november 4, there will be change. what's not certain, though, is what it will all mean for michelle ree. jt a few blocks away at the museum, there was a big film freeman e premier where her reform efforts were celebrated. the same efforts that could have her looking for a new job. >> you wake up in the morning and knokids are getting a real crap pi education right n. sdplz in t >> in the movie, she is highlighted in the film in hopes it will draw attention in particular. >> th someone will stand up and are willing to make the hard decisions. >> we made a lot of tough political decisions. a lot of thoseolitical decisions cost us political popularity. >> in 2007, adrian vicenti hired ree. d.c.'s outgoing mayor admitted to failing conse
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
for today's birthdays. michelle, the sister on our great producer ingrid. i rely on ingrid an awful lot, michelle. >> can i ask you a question, it'll only take three hours. ingrid. >> michelle you have a great sister and you have a great birthday, all right? happy birthday, michelle. >>> if you're having a birthday, you don't have to be related to anybody who works here. just be you. we'd love to say happy birthday. e-mail us all the information, including a photo to >>> another exciting thing to announce here on air: we're counting down the days to komen maryland's race for the cure. we'd love for you to join us. sunday, october 3rd in hunt valley. abc2 news will be live on the air to broadcast the whole event. the broadcast starts 7:00 in the morning, two hours of fun, live on the air, we want you to join us, register for the big race, head to our website, when you get there, look at the top of the page, scroll down to the lifestyle tab and click on think pink. >>> coming up next: i think this video's going to stay with you all day long. it's a todd
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
falls. >>> d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee went on oprah today to advocate school reform like the kind she's implemented here in the district. she's featured in the new movie waiting for superman, it's a documentary about the poor state of the country's public schools. meanwhile speculation said she will be moving on if and when vincent gray takes over as mayor. bruce johnson is here with the latest on who is coming and who is going, following city hall and mayor fenty's defeat last week. >> that's right. and all bets are that michelle rhee won't stick around beyond the transition period. and others the fenty administration is looking for work today. >> reporter: pulling up the resume file. it's being seen in every corner of the d.c. government office buildings today. the fenty team is out and the gray team will be in at the end of the year. >> is much work getting done? >> no. i think the shock is just settle for people. >> reporter: and inside the bullpen there appeared to be absences. people getting away for leave, a result of the six or seven- day workweek. >> we work at t
Sep 28, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, "wake-up with the roots" is out now. michelle rhee is chancellor of the washington, d.c., public schools and she's featured in "waiting for superman." ben stein, the economist and former presidential speech writer, former college professor as well. steve perry is a cnn education contributor and the principal and founder of capital proprietary, a magna school. "waiting for superman" is drawing attention to the state of our public school, directed by davis guggenheim, who brought us "an inconvenient truth," the al gore film. watch. >> i want to be a nurse. >> i want to be a doctor. >> how come? >> because i would like to help somebody in need. >> you wake up every morning and you know that kids are getting a really crappy education right now. >> so you think that most of the kids here are getting a crappy education right now? >> oh, i don't think they are. i know they are. >> either the kids are getting stupidier every year or something is wrong in the education system. >> i just do my best at school and make my grandmother proud. >> among 30 developed countries, we rank 25th in math and 2
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